Chesley Clarence Beam Jr

8 April 1916–22 December 1988 (Age 72)
Waco, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Chesley Clarence

When Chesley Clarence Beam Jr was born on 8 April 1916, in Waco, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, his father, Chesley Clarence Beam, was 36 and his mother, Bertha Sue Lattimore, was 32. He married Nina Katherine Dickerson after 1940. He lived in McLean, Fairfax, Virginia, United States in 1988. He died on 22 December 1988, in Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lattimore Family Cemetery, Polkville, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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Chesley Clarence Beam Jr
Nina Katherine Dickerson
Marriage: after 1940

Spouse and Children

after 1940

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 1

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English bēam ‘beam’, ‘post’, a term with various applications. It denoted the beam of a loom and was therefore in some cases a metonymic occupational name for a weaver. In others it was a topographic name for someone who lived by a post or tree, or by a footbridge made from a tree trunk.2 Americanized form of German Boehm , or sometimes of Baum .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Cleonence Beam in household of Charles B Lattimore, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clarence Beam Jr. in household of Clarence C Beam, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Beam, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"

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